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Prepping Your Skin Before Your Wax Appointment

By Oreoritse Tariemi
05 December 2022   |   11:08 am
Waxing is a highly recommended option to shaving. Not only does it take away the stress of daily shaving and ingrown hairs, it leaves your skin much smoother. However, like with all forms of hair removal, there are helpful steps to take to prep for your appointments. These tips would help you prep your skin…

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Waxing is a highly recommended option to shaving.

Not only does it take away the stress of daily shaving and ingrown hairs, it leaves your skin much smoother. However, like with all forms of hair removal, there are helpful steps to take to prep for your appointments.

These tips would help you prep your skin before your wax appointment;

  • Avoid certain beverages

It’s always a great idea to skip certain beverages before your wax appointment. Alcohol, coffee act as stimulants as they increase your skin’s sensitivity to pain. So stay away from these at least two to three hours before your appointment and opt for water to stay hydrated instead.

  • Exfoliate before and after

Exfoliate pre and post waxing. Exfoliating at least two to three days before your appointment removes the dead skin cells and debris in the way of getting to the hairs.

Choose a gentle exfoliant. While coarse hair types should opt for products with salicylic acid that treat existing ingrown hairs while preventing new ones from forming.

  • Avoid Tight-Fitting Clothing

To properly care for your skin, avoid wearing tight-fitting clothing. Without proper care, you might experience ingrown hairs or irritation. Wear breathable underwear, maxi dresses or pair of loose pants to your appointment and post appointment sticking to them also works.

  • Keep track of your hair length 

When waxing, the correct hair length is essential for a smooth finish. For coarse or coiled hair,  we recommend your hair length be about a half-inch for the first few waxing sessions. This ensures that your wax technician has a tight grip on the root, thinning the hair and leading to finer, softer hair, which will make your waxes less painful.